Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive medical system, originating in China over 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture uses fine needles that are inserted at specific points on the body and regulate the body’s natural energy, known as Qi (“chee”). Health is harmonious with a balanced flow of Qi; when this flow is disrupted, illness occurs.
Acupuncture needles are approximately the width of a hair and do not hurt when inserted properly. Many people feel the Qi arriving at the point and experience a tingling or heavy sensation. Needles are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable. Many acupuncture techniques are available, including non-insertive techniques for those who do not wish to be needled.
An initial visit consists of a comprehensive health interview and examination to evaluate the nature of the imbalances, which create symptoms. This session includes health history questions, pulse analysis, tongue inspection, and abdominal palpation, which are all used to develop a diagnosis and treatment protocol. Treatment plans are specifically designed for each patient and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Balance offers a myriad of acupuncture and Asian healing techniques for our patients. Both Chinese and Japanese traditions are utilized. These techniques stem from the same root and have evolved into distinct forms of treatment.
Auricular Ear Acupuncture is when points are stimulated to access the central nervous system through the cranial nerves on the auricle of the ear. This sends a direct message to the brain that results in a healing response. This therapy is most often used for addiction, smoking cessation and weight loss.
Cupping is an adjunctive technique used most commonly for muscle pain and tightness.
Ear Candling is the use of special conical candles in the ear to remove excess wax build up, open and drain the sinuses, restore equilibrium, and other ear related disorders. For patients seeking alternatives to dieting, a combination of acupuncture, Chinese and western nutrition and lifestyle modifications are utilized to create lasting health solutions.
Facial Rejuvenation is a system of using acupuncture to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of age and stress on the face. Nature’s Facelift.